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New online resources are being added each week! With videos on growing your own vegetables, plants for free, maintaining the spring garden and credit available why not give them a try? Be one of the first to see them by subscribing now!

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Choose one of our videos below to show you what to do!

Jacqui takes you through planting peas in a pot to make the most of your seeds and vegetable options.  A really easy vegetable to grow and great to pick fresh from the plant and eat!

Introduction to Stay at Home - Grow Your Own!

Growing Peas in a Pot!

Jacqui takes you through your pack and how to get started with preparing your planter, and sowing your choices of vegetables, herbs or salads!  

Time to get started!!

Using your modular seed tray

How to use your modular seed tray including how to get seeds for free!  In this video, Jacqui takes you through tomato seeds collected directly from the fruit, and initial care to make the most of your free kit!

This time planting butternut squash seeds (you can use pumpkin or any other squashes just as well) that have been harvested whilst preparing dinner, giving you hopefully more ideas on how to grow more of your own for free!  

How to grow more veg for free!

More videos are being added all the time - but why not also have a look at our other videos, on our online course pages including more recycling ideas!

Lots of great hints and tips to help you make the most of your starter kit, and your new vegetable garden!

Here’s a sneak preview!

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Welcome to Colchester

Stay at Home, Grow Your Own!

Want to improve your wellbeing?

Gardening and growing fruit and vegetables benefits physical and mental health. We are encouraging residents to grow their own!

Everyone can take part and we have tutorials online to show you how you can grow for free! We have a limited number of free Grow Your Own packs available.

          Apply today!

To access the registration form please CLICK HERE

NEE Grow your Own instructions leaflet.pdf

If you have already ordered your pack, now is the time to have a look at our introductory leaflet here